GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Tuesday, 26 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Earl Harry "Dutch" Clark

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1926... Earned 16 letters in five sports (Football, Basketball, baseball, track and tennis) as a Wildcat from 1923-26...Named All-American in Basketball.

College:  Went to Colorado College for four years and graduated in 1930...Earned 12 letters from 1926-60 for the Tigers at Colorado College...Named state's first ALL-AMERICAN in 1928: All-Rocky Mountain Conference in football, basketball, baseball and track...Finished fourth in the hammer throw at Amateur Athletic Union's (AAU) national meet in 1930...
 
Professional Career: Played professional football for seven seasons... Started with Portsmouth Spartans (1931-1932), then traded to the Detroit Lions (1934-1938)...Named All-Pro quarterback six times...Led NFL in scoring three times...Led Lions to NFL championship in 1935.

Coaching Career: Coached both Cleveland Rams for four seasons (1939-42) and the Coached University of Detroit football team (1951-54)...Accomplishments: Named one of 17 Charter Members in the pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

From the nomination to the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame by Tim Simmons, Director of Southern Colorado State, Pueblo, issued Sept. 25, 1973:

"Earl 'Dutch' Clark … born Oct. 11, 1906 on a farm near Fowler, Colorado…..Lettered in football, basketball, track, and baseball at Pueblo Central in early 1920’s…All-American in basketball in high school…Was scheduled to enroll in the University of Michigan, but decided to attend Northwestern University...Left Northwestern because of homesickness and enrolled in Colorado College (CC)...Was a four-sport, 12-letter man at CC...Quarterbacked CC to a 14-8 record in 1927-29...Was an Associated Press All-American in 1928 to become the state's first football player to make both All-American and the National Football Foundation’s Hall of Fame...Clark rushed for 1,349 yards in 135 carries in 1928...He captained the 1930 West team in the Shrine game at San Francisco, CA...Was an assistant coach at CC a year following his graduation...Played six years in professional football with the Portsmouth Spartans and Detroit Lions... Led professional football in scoring three times...Coached professionally for seven years with the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams and Los Angeles Dons ...Coached football and was athletic director at the University of Detroit for five years...Member of the National Football League Hall of Fame and Colorado Hall of Fame.”

Occupation:  Professional Football Player/Coach

Personal:  Lived in Canon City, CO with his wife, Dorothy Schroeder... Passed away Aug. 5, 1978.

 

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